Rebuilding Stanley Bailey bench planes is a quick and economical way to get into hand planing. An afternoon's worth of tune-up work can turn a lowly Bailey into a plane that will rival the best on the market. Rebuilding one of these cast-iron sweethearts is relatively simple and can be performed with very basic tools. I have a very comprehensive workshop on www.tauntonworkshops.com. that covers not only rebuilding a bench plane but also rehabbing a block plane and a short course on proper sharpening for handplanes.